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Title: 'Book don't feed our children': Nonconformist missionaries and the British and Foreign School Society in the development of elementary education in the British West Indies before and after emancipation.
Authors: Dornan, I
Keywords: Slavery;Emancipation;British West Indies;Elementary education
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Slavery and Abolition, 2018
Abstract: This study examines the ways in which Nonconformist missionaries joined with the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) to provide elementary instruction to enslaved and emancipated children in the nineteenth-century British West Indies. Using predominantly untapped historical sources from the BFSS archive’s newly catalogued West Indian collection, this article seeks to address a long-standing historiographic gap regarding the pedagogic methods and practices employed by Nonconformist missionaries in the British Caribbean. In so doing, it highlights the combined impact that local conditions and global currents of missionary and educational fervour had on establishing an effective elementary system during the emancipation era.
ISSN: 0144-039X
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